Horizon Forbidden West is the newest entry in the Horizon series. As such, there are new mechanics introduced in the sequel to keep things fresh. These new mechanics have a new control scheme as opposed to their predecessor. That is why this guide will take a look at the Horizon Forbidden West controls for the PlayStation.
This guide will cover all of the controls that you need to remember. If you cannot get used to them at once, don’t worry and keep on practicing. The game does an excellent job of explaining all of the controls. With that said, let’s get started and take a look at the Horizon Forbidden West controls.
Horizon Forbidden West Controls (Default Keybinds)
There are tons of controls in Forbidden West to keep track of therefore, you need to master the basic ones first to build up a ground base. Once you get the hang of them, it’ll be easier to proceed from there. The game does a great job at explaining the control scheme so after a while, it will become muscle memory.
|Shieldwing Deactivation / Toggle Quick Swap Target||Square|
|Focus Tag Part/Use (Prompt)||Triangle|
|Dodge / Shieldwing Deactivation/Swan||Circle|
|Jump / Grapple||X|
|Tool / Weapon Technique / Override Mode Shift Left||D-pad left|
|Tool / Weapon Technique / Override Mode Shift Right||D-pad right|
|Heal / Refill Pouch||D-pad up|
|Tool Use / Hold to Open Hunter’s Kit||D-pad down|
|Weapon Wheel||Hold L1|
|Valor Surge (while using Weapon Wheel) / Melee||R1|
|Focus Tag / Pry / Melee Heavy Attack||R2|
|Pause Game||Options Button|
|Open Menu / Show HUD||TouchPad|
|Use Weapon Technique||R1 while aiming|
One of the biggest new changes in Horizon Forbidden West is to the swimming mechanic. Players can now explore the underwater areas of the Forbidden West. There are tons of machines that will attack you underwater, so, you’ll want to be prepared for it.
|Mount Duck Rider (Race Only) / Mount / Dismount||Square|
|Mount Speed Up / Rider Recover (Race Only)||X|
|Mount Light Melee Attack||R1|
|Rider Recovery (race only) / Mount Heavy Melee Attack||R2|
|Aim Behind Toggle (race only)||L3|
|Secondary Unit Action||Square|
|Tertiary Unit Action / Finish Turn||Triangle|
|Primary Unit Action||X|
|Navigate Left||D-pad left|
|Navigate Right||D-pad right|
|Navigate Up||D-pad up|
|Navigate Down||D-pad down|
|Select Previous View||L1|
|Select Next View||R1|
Those are all the controls in Horizon Forbidden West. Let us know what you think of the game so far and do you like the default keybinds and controls? We would love to know what keybinds you are using. Also, be sure to check out the Dying Light 2 controls and for Lost Ark.